Just got the OWB this summer, and we bought our wood, seasoned, split and delivered for this heating season. Next year the hubby will have to get serious about the wood pile, because our tight budget will probably be even tighter than it is now.
His parents bought the next size bigger furnace than ours after seeing our setup. Dad has woods on his land. Hubby spent some time this summer helping Dad cut his wood. Which makes his wood pile all green, right now.
Now I hear people say, *our wood is free because it's on our land. *
I scratch my head over this, because there are costs involved.
Cost of what the land cost you, and taxes every year.
Then the cost of your saw, oil, gas, maintence of saws, etc.
Is there a way to put a value on a cord of wood in these circumstances.
And the value of one's time per hour. How much time to put out a full cord, or a face cord ?